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Strong By Design Podcast

May 29, 2021

Mike Gillette is a world-renowned tactical trainer and fear management expert who has trained more elite agents and individuals in the art of handling “complex” situations than anyone else.

Mike is truly the embodiment of toughness. He was one of the smallest and weakest kids in his class who grew up in a household overwhelmed by domestic violence and substance abuse.

And he overcame all of this to become a REAL-LIFE action hero. Find out in this special 2-part episode what makes Mike “tick” and why he’s literally the best man on the planet to help you survive and defend yourself in any life-or-death struggle.


"Every day people are assaulted, the ones who deal with that successfully were not trained... they were willing to resist the situation forced upon them." -Mike Gillette


Time Stamps

0:24 – Welcoming today’s special guest on ‘Strong by Design’ podcast

2:28 – Meet Mike Gillette, a world-renowned mind coach and tactical training specialist

9:10 – Mike recounts experiences with law enforcement and tactical training

15:32 – The power of trusting your intuition 

26:36 – Mike shares lessons learned from his early days as an officer

28:00 – Mike gives self-defense tips to protect yourself in any situation

36:00 – The importance of mental toughness

41:54 – The art of knowing how to respond to life threatening situations 

45:36 – Who is the ‘REAL LIFE Self Defense’ for?





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